Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt alongside the house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941)

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Title

Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt alongside the house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941)

Subject

Thunderbolt (Fighter plane)
Airplanes, Military--Accidents--New York (State)--Hempstead

Description

Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt alongside the house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941). Hempstead and Mitchel Field fire department members are behind the plane, at left; a crowd of people is gathered at right.

Shortly after takeoff from Mitchel Field, the plane, which was piloted by 1st Lt. Daniel R.A. Duncan, crashed into the Fixler's house and the house of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs. Duncan was killed in the crash and the Fixler’s house was destroyed; the Briggs’ house suffered extensive damage.

Date

November 17, 1945

Contributor

O'Connor, Michael

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Hofstra University Library Special Collections
Box 9, Item 31

Coverage

Hempstead, N.Y.

Files

Long Island Photograph Collection 9-31.jpg

Citation

“Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt alongside the house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) ,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2017, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/670.

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